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Iowa Lake Study Parameters

Mormon Trail Lake, Adair County
Photo courtesy of Iowa State University Limnology Laboratory.


Parameters collected through the ambient lake monitoring program:

Chemical

Physical

Biological

Total Phosphorus Secchi depth Chlorophyll a
Orthophosphate (Soluble Reactive Phosphorus) Temperature Phytoplankton Mass and Composition
Total Nitrogen Turbidity Zooplankton Mass and Composition
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (UHL only) Total Suspended Solids  
Ammonia Total Fixed Suspended Solids (Inorganic Suspended Solids)  
Unionized Ammonia Total Volatile Suspended Solids  
Nitrate + Nitrite Nitrogen Specific Conductivity  
Alkalinity Lake Depth  
pH Thermocline Depth  
Silica    
Total Organic Carbon (UHL only)    
Total Dissolved Solids (UHL only)    
Dissolved Organic Carbon    

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